I’ve tried several monthly subscription boxes, but never a yarn-related one. Last month the folks at Yarn Crush asked if I would review one of their subscription boxes and I jumped at the chance.Yarn Crush focuses on using yarn from indie dyers and they pair them with patterns that would go beautifully with the yarn. I think this is a gorgeous pairing in December’s box. The yarn is from Yarn Indulgences and it’s a Zed Luxe Sock base in the color Paisley. The fiber content is 70% Merino Wool, 20% Cashmere, and 10% Nylon. It seems to feel very similar to one of my favorite sock yarns, Anzula Squishy, with a bit more cashmere. I want to bathe in this yarn. Is that possible?
The clutch pattern is adorable and this kit includes all of the necessary elements, save a little bit of fabric to line the clutch if desired. As much as I do think the pattern is adorable, I probably won’t be pairing this yarn with it because I love the yarn too much and want to wear it next to my skin. This yarn will likely become a small shawl or a most treasured pair of socks. I can’t wait to knit with it!
As for the pattern, I do think I might attempt it at some point, but I’m not much of a clutch carrying gal, so this might take me some time to get to. I think the stitch pattern on the design would be beautiful on a pair of socks. Zooey immediately fell in love with the idea of a little purse with crystals on it, so perhaps she will be the future owner.
If you want to learn more about Yarn Crush, check out their site or their Ravelry group to see some of the things people have made with their lovely pairings. You can choose monthly or bimonthly plans ranging from 3-12 month commitments. Each month includes 100g of indie dyed yarn, coordinating patterns, and extra goodies. If you’re a yarn lover that adores surprises in the mail, this might be just the thing for you.
So, do you want to try a box of your own?! Just comment below and tell what you would most love to see in a yarn subscription box. I’ll keep comments open until Monday February 8th at 5pm and then I’ll choose a winner with a random number generator.